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Terry Shaw, born in Skegness in 1938, came to Jersey with his parents Harold and Muriel. All three of them were to die in the island

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Origins of surname

This name was given to someone who lived by a copse, wood, or thicket, from the old English sceaga for small wood. It could also apply to someone living in one of numerous places called Shaw, with the same derivation.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey in 1731, but it was not for nearly 100 years after that a family became established, and there appear to have been several families at the same time.


  • Shaw
  • Shawe

Family records


Church records


Great War service

  • Alfred Shaw (1864- ) Mercantile Marine
  • Alfred Thomas Shaw (St H), Private, Labour Corps


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Shaw family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Alfred Shaw, 4 St Lukes Villa, Beech Road, St Helier, retired Major in the Indian Army 25 March 1901 20 April 1906- 6 November 1908, D/Y/A/67
  • Ellen Shaw, 16 Queens Road, St Helier bequeaths to Walter Edwin Carpenter the family Bible; to Samuel Shaw the property 59 Oakfield Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham - 6 October 1920, D/Y/A/80
  • Henry Shaw, 46 Val Plaisant, St Helier - 23 February 1929, D/Y/A/89
  • John Shaw of Queen's Road, St Helier, bequeaths to Elizabeth Shaw property in lower Brittany - 26 April 1867, D/Y/A/33
  • John Shawe, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 5s 5 October 1855 - D/Y/A/28
  • Louisa Shaw of La Robinette, St Aubin, desires all Army and Navy shares to be sold - 20 May 1899, D/Y/A/58
  • Mary Shaw, St Brelade - 9 April 1943, D/Y/A/110
  • Samuel Shaw, 16 Queens Road, St Helier bequeaths to Frederick Arnold Shaw 15, 17 and 19 Tennyson Street, Nottingham, England; to Kate Shaw 1, 3, 5 and 7 Larkdale Street, Nottingham, England; to Percy Shaw the goodwill of the business at 26a Bath Street, St Helier - 3 February 1916, D/Y/A/75
  • Samuel Shaw, Lieut-General in the Bengal Army, bequeaths to his 5 children (named); a house at Dumdum, and Bengal Government Securities in the Oriental Bank Corporation, Calcutta 30 April 1861 - D/Y/A/30
  • William Shaw, 4 Church Street, St Helier, pawnbroker, bequeaths to Alice Maple his pawnbroking and jewellery business; to Rosina Harvey Weir 7 Hemery Row, outbuildings, stables, covered yard or garage, the whole being 49 La Motte Street, also 1 Ann Street and 3 Ann Street; Le Hurel Tower, La Rocque. To Alice Maple 7 Library Place, St Helier and 38 and 39 Havre des Pas; 23 Clarendon Road, St Helier. To Winnie Needham 16 Conway Street, Fief du Prieur, St Helier. To the second daughter of George Shaw, 70 New Street. To the children of Mrs Pamela Boone 2 Church Street, 27 David Place, 5 Market Street, Tivoli House, St Aubin Road - 19 April 1944, D/Y/A/112

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